Bread Basics

Start your bread making journey

My online Bread Basics course is perfect for anyone new to bread making. It takes you step by step through the basics of making a simple white loaf so that you can confidently start to make delicious bread at home. It is a shorter, concise version of my Bread Made Easy masterclass. If you are ready to start learning the basics of bread making, this is the course for you.

New to making bread?

Are you struggling to make a good loaf or have no idea where to start?

I show you step by step how to make a great loaf of bread using my Simple White Bread recipe. Once you have mastered this recipe you will have the confidence to start making lots of other breads to impress your family and friends. 

In this online course I show you:

  • The stages of bread making, so that you fully understand the process from start to finish
  • The ingredients and equipment that you will need
  • How to mix your dough properly
  • How to develop the gluten in the dough using the stretch and fold method instead of kneading. This method makes bread making very easy and makes it easier to fit making a loaf into a busy day.
  • What to expect as the dough ferments and how to fit this fermentation around a busy day
  • How to shape your dough as a bloomer or for a loaf tin 
  • How to tell when your loaf is ready for the oven
  • The technique for scoring/slashing your loaf so that it can expand in the oven
  • My top tips for preparing your oven ready to bake your loaf
  • How and why you steam your oven when you place your loaf inside
  • How to test your loaf is fully baked and why you should let it cool fully before eating it.

My Bread Basics eBook is included as a free bonus and is filled with advice, tips and photos. You can download this ebook and print it off at home to use in the kitchen as you bake. 

By taking this course you will learn the basic techniques for making great bread at home so that you can start your own bread making journey.

This course is a mixture of videos (fully subtitled) and text lessons with a downloadable ebook (PDF).  The course is self paced and can be taken in the comfort of your own home.

Once you have purchased this course you will have continued access. so that you can dip in and out and refresh your memory whenever you need to. 

You will have access to any future updates. 

Introduction to Bread Basics Video

Find out more about the course

Meet your teacher

This is me, Kath, doing what I love - teaching people how to make delicious bread. I am a self- taught baker and have been teaching people to make bread at my cookery school since January 2015. I will show you my tips and tricks for making bread in a really easy way so that you become a confident baker.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Bread Basics

    • How to use this course

    • Welcome to Bread Basics

    • The stages of bread making

    • Ingredients for a simple white dough

    • Basic equipment needed for bread making

    • Mixing your dough

    • How to stretch and fold your dough

    • Fermentation/ Proving

    • Shaping your dough as a bloomer or for a tin

    • How to tell your loaf is ready for the oven

    • How to slash/score your loaf ready to bake

    • Top tips for preparing your oven for baking

    • Steaming your oven and why it's important

    • Baking your loaf and checking it's fully baked

    • Congratulations you have completed Bread Basics

    • Bread Basics eBook


  • Is this course suitable for a beginner?

    Absolutely! This course has been designed especially for anyone who hasn't made bread before or for those struggling to make a good loaf.

  • What equipment do I need?

    To get started with making my simple white bread you need a bag of strong white flour, a sachet of easy bake yeast, salt, water, scales, a mixing bowl, a baking tray, a sharp knife, oven gloves, an oven and a cooling rack or oven grid shelf.

  • Are the videos subtitled?

    Yes, all of the videos are subtitled so that you can watch them with the sound off whenever or wherever you like.

  • Do I need an internet connection?

    Yes, you will need an internet connection to watch the course.

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Try our Bread Made Easy Masterclass for a deep dive into bread making. It will transform you from a novice to an accomplished baker.

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Need more info?

Contact Kath to find out more or to ask any questions. Email